The finer things of Budapest
Tom George is a trendy Italian restaurant and café in downtown Budapest. They have a varied menu, great location and lovely ambience.
Október 6, Pest
New York Café
One of the city’s most exclusive meeting places in a palace-like setting. The tasty food, combined with endless details to look at on the walls, won’t leave you disappointed.
Erzsébet krt. 11, Pest
Déryné is a lively, glamorous bistro where you can order breakfast until 11:30 and enjoy live music in the afternoon, all while reading one of the international newspapers that are provided.
Krisztina tér 3, Buda
A small café with only a few tables, but amazing cakes and pastries. The Walzer Café is also known for having friendly waiters, and often the owner is there herself to greet the guests.
Tancsics Mihály Utca 12
An absolute must. At the top of Budapest’s most beautiful Art Nouveau building, above a bookstore, you’ll find Párizsi, draped in gold.
Andrássy ut 39, Pest
Time has stood still here since the city’s cultural elite moved in during the 1960s. It’s run by an elderly “babushka” who doesn’t laugh unless she absolutely has to. It’s worth a visit just to meet her.
Frankel Leó utca 2–4, Buda
… and don’t miss these sights
The citadel on the Buda side of the Danube has the most beautiful panoramic views.
Budapest’s green lung is an island in the middle of the Danube, mostly covered in landscaped parks. It’s a popular spot for locals, especially joggers.
As the evening sun shines down, romantics take over the Liberty Bridge with bread, cheese and wine in their picnic baskets.
Palace of Miracles
In the Campona Shopping Mall you’ll find this interactive science museum for kids. Try out the low-gravity “moonwalk” or the “miracle bike.”
Nagytétényi út 37-43
Budapest opera house
The Budapest opera house was built in 1884 and is one of Europe’s most beautiful Neo-Renaissance buildings. Go on a tour in the building during the day or enjoy a top class performance in the evening.
Andrássy út 22
Hungary is a land of thermal springs and Budapest is the only capital city in the world that is rich in thermal waters. Budapest is in fact known as the “city of baths.” Visit Széchenyi Baths, Gellért Baths or Rudas Baths.
Text: Camilla Tollstoy
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Published: September 13, 2016